A TIME POLL: Did President Nixon Really Know?

A nationwide telephone poll of 1,037 voters conducted for TIME last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by Crossley Surveys, Inc., reveals that the American public is evenly divided on whether President Nixon knew of and approved in advance the Watergate burglary and bugging. But almost three out of five people surveyed refuse to believe his denials that he knew of the cover-up that followed.* While only one in four would approve of impeaching Nixon if he was merely aware of the coverup, nearly half believe that he should be removed from office if...

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